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Gov. Ricketts asking people to donate blood due to shortage

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Mar 23, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts encouraged people across the state to donate blood due to a shortage brought on by canceled blood drives.

“The American Red Cross has been there for Nebraskans in our times of greatest need. Now, I urge healthy Nebraskans to help the Red Cross and their neighbors by setting an appointment to donate blood as soon as possible,” Gov. Ricketts said.

Nearly 4,000 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled leading to about less 100,000 donations country-wide said the governor's office.

People who are interested in scheduling a donation can do so at https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html.

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